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yesterday mr. obama outlined his plan for reform. so what will it mean for california and the nation? let's bring in political analyst lay larry gerston. nothing is random in politics so why now? >> reporter: it's about the numbers, raj. latinos are now 17% of the nation. they were 10% of the vote in 2012, and that's up from 2% in 1992. politically latinos no longer can be ignored especially as they get close to influencing outcomes in red states like arizona and texas as they have already done in new mexico, colorado, and florida. >> you bring up latino voters who are citizens, so why is immigration such a big issue? is it a trickle down effect? >> great question. i think there are two reasons. >> reporter: of course they recall the difficulties with gaining their citizen shship an second, many have relatives or friends here illegally because democrats have pressed this issue and republicans have resisted it more than seven out of at the point latino voters voted for barack obama, the democrat,2012. there's your connection. >> so it's a big issue around the country but especially i would
in the bay area and in new orleans. >>> this morning, president obama is traveling to las vegas where he will lay out his proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their plan for immigration reform yesterday on capitol hill. coming up at 7:15, the key difference between the president's approach to immigration reform and the senator's plan. >>> tonight, there is a public hearing on plans to improve the greenbrae interchange in marin county. caltrans wants to demolish a pedestrian overcrossing on the 1011 and replace it with an -- 101 and replace it with an elevated freeway. transportation official says the $143 million project will improve safety and reduce congestion. opponents say the project costs too much money. tonight's meeting starts at the redwood high school cafeteria in larkspur. >>> hey, sal, what's the latest on that crash in hayward. >> they just moved it out of the lanes. 880 southbound at highway 92. this crash was in the lanes for a while. this is the second crash in this area this morning. we had an earlier one northbound. tra
for immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. last night on "60 minutes" president obama had high praise for secretary of state hillary clinton in their first ever joint interview. part of that conversation focused as many in washington are on 2016. >> what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. you know, i -- >> i have to ask that question. i mean come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already. and this is -- it's taking place. >> you know, steve, i've got to tell you. you guys and the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and i am -- as you know, steve, i'm still secretary of state and i'm out of politics so i'm forbidden from hearing these questions. you know, look. obviously the president and i care deeply about what's going to happen for our country in the future, and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. what we've tried to do over the
on immigration reform. >> under a plan being announced today, more than 10 million illegal immigrants would be granted legal status. >> president obama will travel to las vegas this week to introduce his ideas. >> first of all, americans support it. the latino voters expect it. democrats want it. and republicans need it. >>> survivors of
area to new orleans. >>> 7:35. president obama says now is the time to fix the nation's broken immigration laws. >> i believe we are finally at a moment where conference of immigration reform is within our grasp. but i promise you this -- the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is gonna be coming. >> now, yesterday, in las vegas, the president praised the bipartisan group of senators. the president's reform plan is similar to that one but it has a more direct path to citizenship. >>> next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry. confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 with kerry voting present. he could be sworn in as early as friday but no official date has been set. in the meantime, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his former chief of staff, william cowen, to temporarily fill john kerry's seat. >>> and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton does not see herself getting back into politics. she says she will focus on public service, speaking and writi
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